Archive: June 2012

What Golf Course Would You Most Like to Live On?

The US Open kicks off today at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, CA. It’s a beautiful course and golf fans expect a great tournament this weekend. But this got us to thinking. How great would it be to live on a golf course? Thousands of people already do, but what if you could live on any golf course? Which one would you choose?

5 Hottest Trends in Kitchen Appliances for the Home

The kitchen is the focal point of any home and is a constant topic of home improvement discussions in my house. Whether it’s updating the design or the addition of amenities, the work is never done in the kitchen. Cultivate.com has put together their list of the 5 hottest trends they’re seeing in kitchen appliances

June 13 / 2012

Here’s to Chicago

What makes a neighborhood great? Everybody has a different answer depending on where you live. People who live just a few miles apart can have very different views of what’s special about their town. So to get a better look at some of the amazing neighborhoods out there we’re starting a new series of blog posts to feature these great places to live. This is inaugural post is from Andrea Geller with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago, IL who takes us on a quick tour through some of the amazing places to live along the infamous “L” in Chicago.

Why Coldwell Banker Puts Emphasis On Home Value Beyond Just Numbers

Forbes recently sat down with Coldwell Banker CMO, Mike Fischer, to talk about our new campaign. But they did more than just ask about the highlights. They wanted to know why Coldwell Banker Real Estate was putting emphasis on home value beyond just the numbers

Real Estate Headlines for the Last Week of School

Maybe kids in your town get out next week, but mine are out this week. Either way school’s almost out for summer which means lighter traffic in the morning commute for me, but larger crowds at beaches, pools & theme parks across the country. As vacation time heads into overdrive and you start wondering about buying a vacation home instead of renting, here are some real estate headlines to keep you on the pulse:

June 12 / 2012

Real Estate By the Numbers for June 2012

Welcome to my inaugural monthly post that goes “inside” the numbers of coldwellbanker.com to hopefully will shed some light on trends in the home buying process. To start things off, Weimen Dong, our amazing statistician, and I reviewed the list of properties which were most viewed on coldwellbanker.com for the month of May. The list is absolutely fascinating because of its diversity of home styles and prices.

June 11 / 2012

Waterfront Living Without the Sand

Living in New Jersey, the common pre-weekend summer refrain is, “are you going to the Shore?” For those who only know NJ through the eyes of Newark Airport, we do have miles and miles of great beaches! Yet not everyone in the “The Garden State” grew up at the Shore. In fact, we gave some great lakes include Shongum Lake in my childhood hometown of Randolph.

June 11 / 2012

Finding a Home for the 2012 Euro Cup

It wasn’t until I was home after the spring semester ended in 2006 that I watched a soccer game for the very first time. The Word Cup had just started and I was lucky enough to watch the United States play their hearts out to force a tie against a ridiculously talented Italy squad that [...]

June 08 / 2012

Compelling Results from the Coldwell Banker Desire to Own Survey

By: Dr. Robi Ludwig When I decided to partner with Coldwell Banker on a survey about how Americans feel about home ownership, I was intrigued by what we might find.  What we found didn’t surprise me as much as it confirmed my working hypothesis: that homeownership is still something the vast majority of Americans seek. [...]

Guest Post from Madison Hildebrand: Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles Season 5

Guest blog post from: Madison Hildebrand Well, as far as reality television goes, this season of Million Dollar Listing LA is going to have it all: high stakes drama, betrayal, and of course the most important aspect of the show…Incredible Luxury Real Estate!  Viewers will see me compete and win gorgeous Coldwell Banker listings. I [...]